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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

medical-assistant-programs-in-ohio.jpgKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Hocking College offers a three clinical/theory semester program which results in a Diploma in Practical Nursing.  

Courses include fundamentals, geriatrics, obstetrics and medical surgical nursing.  Additional classes focus on basic psychology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and pharmacology.  

Hands-on experience begins in the nursing skills lab before patient/client contact in extended care and assisted living facilities or hospitals.

The Diploma in Practical Nursing and prepares you for licensure and practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  You will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  Hocking College Level PN graduates who meet specified academic and clinical requirements may elect to apply to the PN2RN track to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Students are required to complete Pre-Clinical requirements, such as a background check, drug screen, physical examination, STNA Certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer prior to beginning clinical/theory coursework.

The nursing program is rich in hands-on experience. Clinical experience for the nursing program is obtained in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, schools, clinics, and camps within a 75-mile radius of the college. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Diploma in Practical Nursing:

  • Participates collaboratively in the nursing process by contributing to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized, holistic plans of care.
  • Uses clinical reasoning skills in all areas of LPN practice.
  • Provides empathetic and compassionate care.
  • Practices basic principles of effective and therapeutic communication with patients, significant others, and health team members.
  • Provides basic information to meet the learning needs of patients.
  • Uses nursing knowledge, skills, and current technology to provide and promote safe nursing practice.
  • Provides basic nursing care based on developmental, biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual differences in patients.
  • Safely performs basic clinical skills.
  • Safely administers and contributes to the evaluation of the effectiveness of medications and treatments.
  • Practices within the profession’s ethical and legal framework and is accountable for own nursing practice and care delegation.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth, self-development, and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the levels of authority and responsibility and uses basic leadership skills to delegate nursing care tasks.

Accreditation 

Approved by the
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 466-3947

Accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000 

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Diploma in Nursing - Practical Nursing

Total Credit Hours:
46.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,703.00

Class Hours: 32.0
Lab Hours: 151.0
Clinical Hours: 321.0

Total Credit Hours:
46.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,703.00

Class Hours: 32.0
Lab Hours: 151.0
Clinical Hours: 321.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 $170.00
  NT-1000 PN Intro to Holistic Care 3.00 48.00 78.00 6.00 $270.00
    Totals 11.00 50.00 78.00 15.00 $570.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1014 PN Intro Pharmacology 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $46.00
  NT-1010 PN Care Across Lifespan 3.00 48.00 126.00 7.00 $270.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  BIOS-1114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 $170.00
    Totals 11.00 50.00 126.00 16.00 $501.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NT-1020 PN Care of Diverse Clients 3.00 48.00 117.00 7.00 $387.00
  NT-1030 PN Legal/Transition 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $35.00
  NT-1034 PN Drug Classifications 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 $35.00
  NT-1031 PN Child Health 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 $10.00
  NT-1035 PN IV Therapy 0.00 3.00 0.00 1.00 $150.00
  PSYC-2151 Developmental Psychology 3.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 10.00 51.00 117.00 15.00 $632.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 50.00 Clinical Hours: 78.00 Cost: $570.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 50.00 Clinical Hours: 126.00 Cost: $501.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 51.00 Clinical Hours: 117.00 Cost: $632.00

Additional Resources

Practical NursingA Career as a Licensed Practical
Nurse Requires a Healing Touch

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are usually employed in medical-surgical units in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and clinics.

Nursing graduates may be requested to work evening, night and weekend shifts.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Student Achievement Data

The Registered Nursing program publishes student achievement data as required by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The data includes graduate success on the NCLEX licensure exam, program completion and employment rates.

RN –NCLEX Pass Rate

 

Year 1/1/15-12/31/15

Hocking College

88.78%

State of Ohio

87.81%

Nation

84.51%


RN- Program Completion

ACEN defines program completion as the number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course.

 

Year 7/1/14-6/30/15

Hocking College

72%

 

RN Job Placement Rate

ACEN defines job placement as the percentage of graduates, six to twelve months after graduating employed in a position for which the program prepared them.

 

Year 7/1/14-6/30/15

Hocking College

80%

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I apply for the Nursing Program?

Apply online here.

 

I have applied to Hocking and received the general acceptance letter in the mail. What is my next step?

Submit a High School Transcript, GED or Expected Graduation Form, and take the Accuplacer Test. Make an appointment to take the HESI A2 Admission Test.

 

What do I need to do to schedule my classes?

Meet with an advisor.

 

What is a SEP? Why do I need that?

The Student Educational Plan (SEP) is a graduation plan formulated between an advisor and the student. Students must meet with an advisor to plan their course of study for each term based on the curriculum in their program. The SEP is required. Once an advisor approves it, the student may register for classes.

 

What is the wait to get into the Clinical/Theory Portion Nursing Program at Hocking?

You will be assigned a clinical/theory start term upon completion of your admission file requirements.

 

I already have received my LPN, and want to know what I need to do to get into the RN program at Hocking?

Hocking College provides a PN2RN transition program. For more information, contact Angela Canter at 740.753.6376.

 

What are other considerations concerning admission and NCLEX eligibility?

The Ohio Board of Nursing may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate or license. Please arrange for a conference with the School of Nursing Dean before enrolling in the nursing program. If you have any questions, visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website.

 

What if I am interested in obtaining my BSN?

Through our University Center, we have established partnerships with four-year colleges and universities.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Diploma in Practical Nursing:

  • Participates collaboratively in the nursing process by contributing to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized, holistic plans of care.
  • Uses clinical reasoning skills in all areas of LPN practice.
  • Provides empathetic and compassionate care.
  • Practices basic principles of effective and therapeutic communication with patients, significant others, and health team members.
  • Provides basic information to meet the learning needs of patients.
  • Uses nursing knowledge, skills, and current technology to provide and promote safe nursing practice.
  • Provides basic nursing care based on developmental, biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual differences in patients.
  • Safely performs basic clinical skills.
  • Safely administers and contributes to the evaluation of the effectiveness of medications and treatments.
  • Practices within the profession’s ethical and legal framework and is accountable for own nursing practice and care delegation.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth, self-development, and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the levels of authority and responsibility and uses basic leadership skills to delegate nursing care tasks.
Download 2017-2018 Data

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A
2014 - 2015 N/A
2013 - 2014 N/A

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates for the program are listed below.

Academic Year Graduation Rate
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

Employment Rates

Employment rates of Hocking College Graduates are determined by results of the Graduate Survey given six months after graduation (number employed in field / number of responses within the program). The rates include those graduates employed both part-time and full-time in their field of study. A N/A response indicates that 1) the survey results are not analyzed or 2) There were no survey respondents.
 
For information about national and state employment rates, please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
 
Academic Year Employment Rates
(by industry)

Employment Rates
(by Hocking College Graduates)

2017 - 2018 N/A N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A N/A


Accreditation Affiliate

Approved by the
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3947

Accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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